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How Gran’s pioneering spirit helped shape a year of highlights

Jack Heath, CEO, Philanthropy Australia Fri, 16 Dec 2022

In his end of year message, Philanthropy Australia CEO, Jack Heath reflects on his grandmother's life and the decision to establish a scholarship in her honour

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Paying What It Takes – a year of collaboration and exploration. Now, for 2023.

Jo Taylor Fri, 9 Dec 2022

As we come to the end of the year the Paying What it Takes Steering Committee have taken a moment to celebrate the inaugural year of the Paying What it Takes Community of Practice (PWIT CoP) and the progress that we have made.

Philanthropy Weekly story

Case study – Work Integration Social Enterprise (WISE)

Fri, 9 Dec 2022

Participants: Westpac Foundation and Green Connect


Podcast: 10 years of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Fri, 9 Dec 2022

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has just turned 10. To celebrate its first decade, we speak to the outgoing acting commissioner Deborah Jenkins about the ACNC's place in the nation's charity landscape, the contribution its already made and the road ahead, to the next decade.

Philanthropy Weekly story

Best of Giving film – Innovation: the Fay Fuller Foundation and OurTown

Fri, 9 Dec 2022

Across the country, there are a myriad of small towns confronting their own problems, trying to make sure their communities can thrive under a range of stresses and pressures.


The difficulty of assessing the “S’ in ESG

Fri, 2 Dec 2022

When global corporations turn their attention to ESG – environmental, social and governance – priorities, investments and decisions, there is one particular part of the acronym that poses challenges: the “S’ or social element.

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Opportunity for social impact investing to change outcomes for disability

Fri, 2 Dec 2022

Social impact investing could help shift outcomes for Australians with disability by providing the kind of capital support to drive vital innovation, a new report finds.

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